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Oh Brother Where Art Thou?


Over the off season the Atlanta Braves assembled what can be arguably called the best outfield in baseball by adding brothers B.J. and Justin Upton to an outfield that already contained Jason Heyward who in his rookie season in 2010 finished 2nd for the Rookie of the Year voting.  The Braves have entered this season as the favorites to contend with the young and very powerful Washington Nationals team that has been improving over the last couple years through the draft.

So far the Braves are in first place in the National League East division, however their outfields success right now is riding on the success of only one of the trio of outfielders.

The young superstar Jason Heyward is currently on the 15 day disabled list, and prior to being on the disabled list had only been hitting .121 with 2 home runs and 5 RBIs.

The older of the Upton brothers B.J. is also struggling at the plate with a .138 batting avg, 3 home runs, and just 5 RBIs while for some of the games this year being the lead off hitter for the Braves.

However the third man in the outfield is enjoying a pretty strong start to the season.  Justin Upton is carrying a .296 batting average with 12 home runs and 19 RBIs.

If Justin can keep producing the way he is now you would think he would be looking to his older brother B.J. wondering when he is going to help his younger brother Justin.  With as well as the Braves are playing any Braves fan has to sitting on the edge of their seat waiting for the game where B.J. Upton and Jason Heyward will come back to playing like themselves and help propel the Braves to a great season that could realistically end with an appearance in the World Series.  Before all of that happens though B.J. and Heyward both have to join Justin to put up some runs for the Braves.